Peet’s Coffee & Tea is opening seven store locations in metro Detroit as the California-based company makes its entry into the Michigan market. The stores, all former Caribou Coffee locations, open today in Shelby Township, Rochester Hills, Commerce, Novi, and Royal Oak. Stores in Grosse Pointe and Ann Arbor will open next Monday.
The announcement ushers in the next phase of the company’s largest retail expansion in its 47-year history, and comes on the heels of 17 store openings in Ohio and four in Pittsburgh. The stores offer a modern design with tile floors, hardwood cabinetry, and open floor plans.
“The Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are important communities to us, and we’re pleased to bring more jobs to these areas, working together with local businesses and organizations to help these economies thrive,” says David Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Emeryville, near San Francisco. The company, owned by German-based Joh. A. Benckiser, operates around 300 stores.
The company plans to donate $1 to Mercy Education Project for every customer who makes an in-store purchase during the grand opening events, scheduled later this month, for up to $5,000.
“This generous donation will help support our educational services program and we look forward to fostering a long-term relationship with Peet’s,” says Amy Amador, executive director of Mercy Education Project, which offers free educational programs for low-income girls and women in Detroit.